Heimtextil 2019 is placing newcomers in the spotlight

with university competitions and junior programmes

The doors of Heimtextil are wide open for young companies as well as prospective product and textile designers. With their products, drafts or final dissertations, they can present themselves to an international trade audience. But also learn and network: The lectures of the Talent Lab are aimed at young professionals in architecture and hotel industry, young interior designers benefit from the Junior Day and the Young master meet at DecoTeam.

New talent initiative at Heimtextil: From mid-August, representatives of national and international universities of textile design and other related degree programs can submit three representative final dissertations. The deadline for submission is 30th September, from mid-August all information as well as the registration form can be found on the Heimtextil website. The winners of the competition will receive a booth as part of “New & Next”.

NEW & NEXT: Start-ups showcase young design
NEW & NEXT has been synonymous with the promotion of newcomers at Heimtextil for many years now. Under this title, Heimtextil presents young labels that have been active on the market for a maximum of five years. Recently, around 50 newcomers to the market presented fresh design ideas to the international trade fair audience. In the “Textile Design” product segment (new to hall 3.0) in particular, young studios inspire with exciting designs. NEW & NEXT participants will also be offering creative design concepts for bathrooms, beds and tables in halls 9.0 and 12.0.

“House of Textile”: living rooms in 2025
In addition to the award-winning final dissertations of the new university competition, Heimtextil will also be presenting the winners of the “House of Textile” competition. Heimtextil’s visitors get to see the ten best ideas for living rooms in 2025 devised by students of architecture, interior design and textile design (Hall 9.0).

Talent Lab Lectures: insights into architecture and the hotel industry
As part of the programme for the target group of architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers, Heimtextil is offering a series of lectures aimed especially at up-and-coming professionals. Students of architecture and interior design in particular are invited to attend the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures” on Friday, 11 January 2019 to enable them to gain an insight into the furnishing of commercial properties with textiles through lectures and a discussion panel in hall 4.2.

For young interior designers: ZVR Junior Day and Young master meet at DecoTeam
For vocational school classes, master classes, PLW competition participants and the ZVR Junior Circle, which will be reorganised this November, Heimtextil is working with the Zentralverband Raum und Ausstattung (ZVR) to develop its own programme to attract young talent to the world’s leading trade fair. In addition, up-and-coming interior designers are invited to the DecoTeam stand on Thursday 10 January 2019 at 5 p.m. in hall 8.0. The young masters will also design a showcase while with DecoTeam.

Stefan Jakob

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